Whatever it is, He's still good.
Children aren't born thankful. After all, adults struggle with thankfulness; we often feel we deserve good things. We're selfish and we want what we want. Yet we're often disappointed and think gratitude only applies to happy times.
But God has made it clear that expressing gratitude is not optional or occasional‐and that He takes our lack of faith, expressed in complaining, very seriously. Our circumstances leave us with choices: Will we focus on ourselves or God's character? Our short-sighted plan or His perfect, all-seeing faithfulness?
Gratitude is neither easy nor quick. But it can be taught‐and inspiring role models can lead us there. The heroes who step from these pages motivate us to follow. They possessed the courage to deny self-pity, believing in God and His loving interest in their circumstances. Their true stories will capture your family's imagination and hearts, granting vision and role models who will redefine contentment, trust, and thankfulness for everyone around your table.
With captivating stories to read as a family, this seven-day interactive devotional from speaker and best-selling author Barbara Rainey saturates minds and hearts with memorable accounts and vivid illustrations of true heroes who made noble choices.
Each day also includes:
- A key Bible verse
- Questions to discuss together
- A suggested prayer
- A personal record of your family's character as it relates to these stories
Encounter real-life heroes right in your living room‐and begin to grow together in character as a family.
Growing Together in Gratitude is part of The Character Stories for Families Series: Heart-changing history.
About the Author
is the mother of six adult children and the "Mimi" of a growing number of grandchildren. She has a heart for helping women express their faith beautifully in the home. Along with her husband, Dennis, the Rainey’s give leadership to FamilyLife®, a ministry committed to helping marriages and families survive and thrive in our generation. Dennis and Barbara live in Little Rock, Arkansas. You can read more from Barbara online at
About the Product
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: FamilyLife Publishing® (November 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781602003972
- Product Dimensions: 8" x 10" inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces